Bulgaria adopts an eco-law on dunes

Bulgaria adopts an eco-law on dunes

Bulgarian legislators have finally taken measures to protect the coastal dunes from encroachment by builders. After amendments were made to the law on the organization of the Black Sea coast, any construction in the five-hundred-meter zone of beach dunes is prohibited.

It took eight years to adopt such a seemingly obvious restriction. During this time, enterprising businessmen managed to build restaurants, shops and campgrounds on the dunes. With the adoption of the new law, this entire amateur structure will be removed.

Now, in zone A, located at a distance of 500 meters from the dune borders, not only the construction of any premises is prohibited, it is not even possible to install advertising and decorative materials there. In zone B, immediately following zone A, it is allowed to place only signs, benches, lanterns, drinking fountains, mobile toilets and garbage containers.

Fines from 10,000 to 30,000 Bulgarian levs are provided for violation of the integrity of white dunes, dunes with grass vegetation and forest dunes.
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